Summer Destination is an annual tourism event organized with the aim to create a beach tourism brand for Danang.
It is that time again! Danang Summer Destination 2019 will be from 14-19/6/2019 at Bien Dong Park and Danang beaches with many exciting, colourful events to involve tourists and locals to experience the freshness of summer.
In addition to cultural, art, sports and culinary activities such as Food Festival, Photo Exhibition, Bikini Flashmob, Electronic Dance Music Festival, Danang Summer Destination this year will showcase new activities such as exhibitions of products made from recycled materials to raise the awareness of environmental protection. There will be also team building activities for locals and tourists.
Danang Summer Destination 2019 is an ideal entertainment playground for locals and visitors alike, as well as an opportunity to promote tourism products of the city, contributing to the brand of Danang as an event and festival destination.
Source: Danang Fantasticity
On 12th June 2019, at The Cityview Hong Kong Hotel, Danang Center for Tourism Promotion (Danang Department of Tourism) organizes Danang Tourism Presentation to promote tourism products and services in Danang, connect tourism firms in Hong Kong and Danang as well as promoting the direct flight Hong Kong – Danang, operated by Jetstar Pacific Airlines.
The event welcomes the attendance of Mr. Tran Thanh Huan – Consul General, Vietnam Consulate General in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents, more than 60 representatives of tourism businesses in Hong Kong as well as local journalists and reporters. The leader of Danang group is Mrs. Huynh Thi Huong Lan – Deputy Director of Danang Center for Tourism Promotion, and the representatives of Danang Tourism Association, airlines, together with hotels, and golf courses in Danang.
“Danang Tourism Presentation in Hong Kong is organized with the effort to develop and reinforce business relationships between tourism firms in Hong Kong and Danang. This beautiful beach city is an ideal leisure destination, which is also a gateway thanks to its proximity and accessibility to many UNESCO Heritage sites in central Vietnam such as Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue Citadels and My Son Holy Land. Honored as Asia’s Leading Festival and Event Destination 2016, Danang also offers various events and cultural festivals year-round to attract international tourists. We do believe the central coast of Vietnam will bring about great product potentials for the tour operators”, states Mrs. Huynh Thi Huong Lan.
Mr. Truong Ngoc Thanh – PR Manager of Furama Resort and Ariyana Convention Centre Danang, added: “Within only 2 hours flight, Hong Kong is recently the potential market for Danang. Danang City, endowed with beautiful beaches, peaceful atmosphere and spacious resorts, hotels, will soon become an attractive destination to Hong Kong people.”
Hong Kong is regarded as one of the potential international markets to Danang. In 2018, there are more than 17,700 tourists from Hong Kong to visit Danang. Within the first 4 months of 2019, Danang welcomed over 6,582 Hong Kong travelers. Hong Kong – Danang direct route is currently operated by Jetstar Pacific (4 flights/week), Cathay Dragon (9 flights/week) and Hong Kong Express (14 flights/week).
At the end of 2018, Danang has 785 accommodation providers with 35,615 standard rooms. There are 79 four or five-star hotels, with 15,400 rooms. Total tour operators number is 331 companies, in which there are 220 international tour operators.
Eight world-class teams from Italy, Russia, Brazil, Belgium, Finland, China, the United Kingdom and Vietnam will come together in the central city of Da Nang for a pyrotechnic competition that will light up the night skies like never before. This year’s competition is themed ‘Stories by the Rivers’.
This is the 10th time Da Nang organizes this event, and it is expected to attract more people to visit this beautiful city.
With story-telling rivers as the theme, fireworks display this year will feature cultural and historical stories of participating countries through the metaphor of rivers.
The festival will be taken place in five nights with five performances and the two most outstanding teams will compete in the final on July 6th:
Match 1: June 01st 2019: Team Vietnam – Team Russia
Match 2: June 08th 2019: Team Brazil – Team Belgium
Match 3: June 15th 2019: Team Finland – Team Italy
Match 4: June 22nd 2019: Team China – Team UK
On June 01st 2019, more than 400 children of Furama Resort Danang, Furama Villas Danang and Ariyana Convention Centre’s executives attended an exciting Children’s Day celebration at the Ariyana Convention Centre. At the ceremony, children with good academic achievements in the 2018-2019 school year were awarded and received incentives from the Board and Trade Union of Furama Resort Danang.
Additionally, all children also participated in various thrilling games such as fishing, statue painting and also many interesting gifts were distributed to all the children from and elaborate Lucky Draw.
This annual activity, with the support from the Management and Trade Union of Furama Resort Danang supports the social and spiritual life of all their staff members.
The 1st Danang International Food Festival (DNIFF 2019), one of the most expected cuisine events in the city this summer, has been organised on the East Side of Dragon Bridge, Tran Hung Dao Street, Son Tra District from June 02nd to June 06th 2019.
Under the theme of “Taste of homeland”, this year’s Festival was upgraded with lots of activities and sub-programs, connecting the local and international gastronomy. At the event, tourists had the chance to enjoy various kind of international food preparing by famous international chefs at the International Food Corner.
The festival welcomed the attendance of chefs from 13 countries, namely the USA, Germany, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Australia, Mexico, Sweden, Lebanon, India, Greece, China and Turkey who are the world-class chefs and the honour members of the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WORLDCHEFS) as well as the head chefs at the top restaurants in their home countries. In particular, the DNIFF 2019 greeted Mr. Thomas Andreas Gugler – President of the WORLDCHEFS. The highlight of the five-day festival was the “Big Dish” prepared by one famous chef each night who had been chosen by the President of World Asscociation of Chefs’ Societies.
Before the event’s Closing Ceremony, a cosy farewell dinner took place at Danaksara’s Restaurant, Furama Villas Danang on June 06th 2019. The feast was attended by Mr. Nguyen Xuan Binh – Deputy Director of Danang Department of Tourism, Chairman of the DNIFF Organizing Committee; Ms. Huynh Thi Huong Lan – Deputy Director of the Danang Center for Tourism Promotion, Vice Chairwoman of the DNIFF Organizing Committee; Mr. Thomas Andreas Gugler – President of the WORLDCHEFS; Mr. Keerthi Hapugasdeniya – Representative from Happy K Solution, Member of the World Chef Association, Founder of DNIFF and 13 famous chefs. The world-class chefs had the chance to enjoy authentic Central Vietnamese cuisine prepared by our Executive Chef Doan Van Tuan and his culinary team, which created a long-lasting impression for the chefs to cherish for the days to come.
From May 27th- 30th 2019, Furama Resort Danang, in cooperation with the Surf Life Saving Australia, organised once more the four-day Lifeguard Training Course for lifeguards from major resorts and hotels in Danang and Hoian under the direct guidance of Mr. David Field – an Australian volunteer lifesaver with 40 years of experience.
This is an annual joint program between Furama Resort Danang and the Surf Life Saving Australia which aims to give professional lifeguards’ world’s best practice standards in aquatic management, rescue, first aid, spinal injury management and CPR techniques.
The program is organised in an apparent bid to improve knowledge and skills for lifeguards as well as to lower drowning rates. The Certificate Presentation Ceremony took place at Furama Resort Danang on May 30th 2019.
Furama Resort Danang’s Lifeguard Team was been honored to receive the Overall winner at the 2nd National Beach Rescue Competition, taking place on May 5th, 2019 on the coast of the April 2 Square, Nha Trang city. The program was held within the framework of Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa Sea Festival 2019, organized by the People’s Committee of Nha Trang city.
According to the organizers, this year’s Ocean Rescue Competition attracted 9 units and was divided into 13 teams with the participation of more than 50 athletes. Professional lifeguards competed in various rescue categories including: Swimming relay, relay board, buoy rescue, surfboard rescue, first-aid and triathlon races.
Besides demonstrating professional lifesaving skills, the National Beach Rescue Competition is also an opportunity for professional lifeguards to gain up-to-date knowledge as well as to exchange experiences in maritime rescue activities.
Previously, Furama Resort Danang’s Lifeguard team was also awarded Overall Winner of Danang International Lifeguard Competition 2017; and was also honored with 2 individual First Prizes and 1 Third Prizes.
Da Nang has introduced new tourism products, including a night market and entertainment services to meet the increasing demands of tourists.
The number of visitors to Da Nang in the first quarter of 2019 is estimated at 1.8 million, with arrivals by air increasing 56.5% on-year, Dan Sinh Newspaper reported, citing the municipal Department of Tourism.
Accordingly, Da Nang has upgraded much of its infrastructure and beautified its renowned beaches in preparation to welcome visitors as the year’s peak tourist season approaches.
In addition, Da Nang has provided additional facilities and equipment such as canoes and walkie-talkies to rescue workers at the beaches. It has also published travel information on the city through leaflets in English, South Korean, and Chinese as well as informing accommodation establishments and travel companies on rescue activities, VOV reported.
Aside from improving infrastructure, the city is about to launch the annual firework festival and an international balloon display between April and June.
Earlier, Da Nang has introduced new tourism products, including a night market and entertainment services to meet the increasing demands of tourists.
The number of visitors to Da Nang in 2018 increased 15.5% on-year to an estimated 7.6 million, including 2.8 million foreigners, a 23.3% increase from a year earlier, according to the municipal Department of Tourism. The city welcomed 4.7 million domestic holidaymakers, an 11.2% increase from 2017.
Arrivals by sea and air in the reviewed period recorded annual increases of 66% and 48.7%, respectively. Da Nang’s revenue from travel in 2018 was estimated at VN24 trillion (US$1.03 billion), representing an on-year jump of 23.3%.
Da Nang aims to welcome 8.19 million visitors throughout 2019, up 6.9% year-on-year. the figure includes 3.19 million foreigners, an increase of 11%. The tourism sector aims to gross VND27.4 trillion (US$1.18 billion) in revenue, up 13.9% against the previous year.
Source: The Hanoitimes
Furama Resort Danang has just received the 9th Golden Dragon award for its achievements and contributions to the development and image of the Tourism Industry in Veitnam.
The award is held annually by the Vietnam Economic Times (VET) in collaboration with Foreign Investment Agency (under the Ministry of Planning and Investment), and Furama Resort Danang has received this for the 8th time in a row.
The Golden Dragon award is one of the largest events held by VET, aimed at recognising foreign-invested enterprises that have achieved outstanding business performance and made significant contributions to the development of Vietnam’s economy.
The award criteria focuses on businesses’ efforts to maintain sustainable development, promote environmental protection and fulfil the corporate social responsibility.
Over 22 years of development, Furama Resort Danang has always tried its utmost to maintain its leading role status within Vietnam’s luxurious beach resort market. It is the result of the resort’s efforts to improve management and diversify services, especially culinary services in order to meet various demands and changes within the of Tourism Industry. Since its establishment in October 2017, our second convention centre – Ariyana Convention Centre & the International Convention Palace, have gained immense recognition when being selected as the venue for more than 80% of APEC 2017 events. This first and only oceanfront convention centre in Vietnam was then since become a trusted location for numerous large-scaled domestic and international events such as Techfest Vietnam 2018 with more than 4,500 people; The 6th Global Environment Facility Assembly and Associated Meetings 2018 (GEF 6) with 1,500 delegates from 183 member countries; The 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Water Resources and Renewable Energy Development in Asia (ASIA 2018), etc.”
The Golden Dragon award came on the heels of the resort being granted “Most popular M.I.C.E resort” award by Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA), “Luxury Beach Front Villa” by World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018, “Certificate of Merit 2018” by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, “Most Favoured Hotel in 2017” by JALPAK Award (Japan), and “The Guide Awards 2017-2018” by Vietnam Economic Times and Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Along the contribution to the national budget as well as supporting the economic growth, Furama Resort Danang is well known for its great events to society through a number of programs such as Tet traditional culinary events, support programs for children at Danang’s SOS village, a program of “Go Green @ Fabulous Furama”, aimed at encouraging guests to contribute more to a green living and better environment.
“Hanoi Night” At The Furama Resort Da Nang Welcomes Hundreds Of Guests During The Reunification Day And Labor Day Holidays
The “Hanoi Night” themed dinner buffet to celebrate the Reunification Day and Labor Day has welcomed over 300 visitors to the Furama Resort Danang. With a sumptuous menu of more than 80 dishes including seafood “cooked to your taste” and traditional Vietnamese delicacies, diners had the opportunity to enjoy premium lobster and unlimited scallops, prawns, clams, octopus, New Zealand mussels and sea snails processed at the open kitchen of Café Indochine restaurant. Besides, diners also immersed in melodies from the interesting combination of 16-chord traditional zither and the enchanting piano melodies performed by the Furama Danang artists.